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I have a ps3 and it wont let me download games

It says my hdd has 2 much memory and i dont even have a saved games on it just bought it and pluged it in

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  • cowboyt33 Jan 28, 2009

    do i type the qick format or the full format??

  • devilmanex Jan 29, 2009

    is there anyway to clear the hard drive without erasing the game data. I could go get a memory stick but I'm curious if its possible to just clear what I don't want on the hard drive. I suspect there is adware on the console taking up space.

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Just format it from settings

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

  • chris ciraldo Jan 29, 2009

    full format this will erase everything off drive games saves everything so save your games to a memory stick before formating

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